A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel, by Dara Horn @ NYJB

At the New York Journal of Books I describe Dara Horn’s newest novel, A Guide for the Perplexed as “. . . a nerve-wracking international thriller and a group portrait of individuals dealing with circumstances beyond their control.” Continue reading A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel, by Dara Horn @ NYJB

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Years of Renewal (1999) by Henry Kissinger

The final volume of Kissinger’s memoirs details his tenure in the Ford Administration, along with my analysis on our current foreign policy situation and what conservatism has become. Continue reading Years of Renewal (1999) by Henry Kissinger

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Brothers in Arms: The Story of Al-Qa’ida and the Arab Jihadists by Camille Tawil

“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.” Patton (1970), screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. “Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things … I would not refer to him as a dictator.” Vice President Joe Biden (2011) “God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them … Continue reading Brothers in Arms: The Story of Al-Qa’ida and the Arab Jihadists by Camille Tawil

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